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Ridgecrest Solar Power Project Licensing Case
Documents

Docket Number: 09-AFC-09

Commission's Documents

Hearing Advisor Paul Kramer's Email re Change in the Process for Obtaining the Current Proof of Service List. Posted: March 29, 2013. (PDF, 1 page, 65 kb)

Email from Kourtney Vaccaro Providing Parties with Status Update.. Dated February 6, 2012 and posted February 16, 2012.

Email from Kourtney Vaccaro Requesting Information from Solar Trust of America regarding the continuation of the project. Posted February 16, 2012.

[Proposed] Commission Decision Affirming that Warren-Alquist Act Section 25502.3 Applies to Photovoltaic Electrical Generating Facilities.
Dated and posted December 5, 2011. (PDF File, 9 pages, 61 kb)
The full Commission will consider whether to adopt, modify, or reject the proposed decision at the December 14, 2011 Commission Business Meeting - Postponed to February 13, 2012.

Notice of Availability of the Hearing Adviser's Proposed Decision, and Notice of Full Commission Hearing. Dated and posted December 5, 2011.

Staff Response to Commission Questions.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction. Posted September 16, 2011. Dated September 16, 2011. (PDF File, 73 pages, 61 kb)

Staff E-Mail and Proof of Service Regarding Web Availability of Legislative History Materials.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction. Posted September 9, 2011. Dated September 8, 2011. (PDF File, 4 pages, 236 kb)

Transcript of July 25, 2011 Committee Hearing of Oral Arguments.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction. Posted July 29, 2011. (PDF File, 68 pages, 111 kb)

Staff Reference to Senate Bill 928.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction. Posted July 26, 2011. (PDF File, 2 pages, 338 kb)

Staff's Reply Brief. - to Applicant's Motion for Order Affirming Application for Jurisdictional Waiver.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction.Posted July 5, 2011. (PDF File, 28 pages, 3.05 MB)

Transcript of June 21, 2011 Mandatory Status Conference.. Posted June 27, 2011. (PDF File, 45 pages, 78 kb)

Staff's Approval of Mohave Ground Squirrel Study Plan. Posted December 8, 2010. (PDF File, 4 pages, 66 kb)

Staff's Status Report No. 5. Posted November 4, 2010. (PDF File, 4 pages, 42 kb)

Staff's Status Report No. 4. Posted September 30, 2010. (PDF File, 5 pages, 47 kb)

Transcript of the May 17, 2010 Status Conference. Posted May 24, 2010. (PDF File, 60 pages, 104 kb)

Presentation for the May 3 and May 4, 2010, public workshops. Posted May 10, 2010. (PDF File, 7 pages, 660 kb)

Agendas for the May 3 and May 4, 2010, public workshops. Posted May 10, 2010. (PDF File, 2 pages, 28 kb)

Staff Status Report No. 2. Posted April 26, 2010. (PDF File, 4 pages, 72 kb)

Staff Assessment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment.
Full Document Download.
Posted March 26, 2010. (PDF file, 1483 pgs, 45 megabytes)

Staff Assessment Divided into Five Parts. (For easier download) (PDF files)


Staff Status Report No. 1. Dated March 8, 2010. (PDF File, 4 pages, 80 kb)

Staff's Status Conference Statement. Posted February 18, 2010. (PDF File, 3 pages, 24 kb)

Transcript of the January 5, 2010, Informational Hearing, Environmental Scoping Meeting and Public Site Visit. Posted January 25, 2010. (PDF File, 155 pages, 280 kb)

Staff Data Request Set 2. Posted January 20, 2010. (PDF File, 7 pages, 108 kb)

Staff's Issues Identification Report. Posted December 28, 2009. (PDF File, 14 pages, 112 kb)

Staff Data Request Set 1. Posted December 22, 2009. (PDF File, 91 pages, 372 kb)

Staff Data Adequacy Recommendation. Posted November 16, 2009. (PDF File, 71 pages, 344 kb)

California Energy Commission Staff Data Adequacy Recommendation. Posted September 30, 2009. (PDF File, 111 pages, 1.9 mb)

Applicant's Documents

STA Additional Information in Response to Committee Questions to Support Motion for Jursidictional Waiver.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction. Dated February 16. 2012. (PDF file, 6 pages, 124 kb)

STA Development's Responses to Commission Order 11-0824-8 in Support of Motion for Order Affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction. Dated September 16, 2011. (PDF file, 18 pages, 705 kb)

Additional Brief in Support of Motion for Order Affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction. Dated July 6, 2011. (PDF file, 30 pages, 1.2 mb)

Applicant's Motion for Order Affirming Application for Jurisdictional Waiver.
Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction. Posted June 20, 2011. (PDF file, 9 pages, 152 kb)

Applicant's Request for Modification of Revised Scheduling Order. Dated March 24, 2011. Posted May 12, 2011. (PDF file, 6 pages, 122 kb)

Applicant's Withdrawal of Application for the Ridgecrest Solar Power Project. Dated January 25, 2011. Posted February 7, 2011. (PDF file, 5 pages, 111 kb)

Applicant's Request to Modify AFC and POD Milestones. Posted August 17, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pages, 545 kb)

Applicant's letter requesting the BLM and CEC suspend the application of the Ridgecrest Solar Power Project Online: July 12, 2010. (PDF file, 8 pages, 806 kb)

Applicant's Report of Waste Discharge Submitted to thee Lahontan Water Quality Control Board. Online: June 15, 2010. (PDF file, 463 pages, 14.9 mb)

Cooling Tower Change of Conditions KCAPCD Application. Online: June 15, 2010. (PDF file, 15 pages, 1.81 mb)

Applicant's Addendum to Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation Report. Online: June 15, 2010. (PDF file, 27 pages, 1.09 mb)

Applicant's KOP 10 Nighttime Simulation, Revised. Online: June 15, 2010. (PDF file, 7 pages, 1.06 mb)

Analysis of Population and Species Impacts to the Desert Tortoise, Prepared by Alice e. Karl, Ph.D. Online: June 15, 2010. (PDF file, 22 pages, 844 kb)

Applicant's Introduction to the Responses to CEC Data Requests Set 1 & Set 2, (1-262). Online: January 26, 2010. (PDF file, 5 pages, 496 kb)

Biological Resources Presentation, Public Workshop, January 5-6, 2010. (PDF file, 17 pages, 3.2 megabytes)

Application for Certification, (PDF files)

Intervenor's and Other's Documents

2010 Public Comments. (See inside for Posted Date, PDF Files)

Reports of Conversations. (See inside for Posted Date, PDF Files)

Comments Regarding Brown Road Bicycle Access. (Folder Located in Public Comments. See inside for Posted Date, PDF Files)


Submission re: Applicant's Motion for Energy Commission Jurisdiction

Hearing Advisor Paul Kramer's Email re Change in the Process for Obtaining the Current Proof of Service List. Posted: March 25, 2013. (PDF, 1 page, 74 kb)

California State Association of Counties and the County of Riverside Letter in Opposition to Proposed Decision.
Dated February 2, 2012. Posted February 6, 2012. (PDF File, 20 pages, 545 kb)

San Benito County Board of Supervisors' Letter in Opposition to the Proposed Decision.
Dated December 20, 2011. Posted February 6, 2012. (PDF File, 5 pages, 180 kb)

Letter from Charles Warren to Chairman Weisenmiller Regarding Jurisdictional Issues.
Posted January 30, 2012. (PDF File, 1 pages, 49 kb)

Intervenors Center for Biological Diversity, Kerncrest Audubon Society, Western Watersheds Project, and Basin and Range Watch Request for Continuance.
Posted January 27, 2012. (PDF File, 5 pages, 311 kb)

San Bernardino County Support of California State Association of Counties' Brief Opposing Motion for Order Affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Posted January 27, 2012. (PDF File, 4 pages, 246 kb)

Letter from the Kings County Board of Supervisors in response to the Proposed Commission Decision Affirming the Warren-Alquist Act Section 25502.3.
Posted January 27, 2012. (PDF File, 5 pages, 2.6 mb)

Urban Counties Caucus Public Comments.
Posted January 27, 2012. (PDF File, 4 pages, 205 kb)

South Coast Air Quality Management District Letter to Hearing Adviser's Proposed Commission Decision.
Posted January 27, 2012. (PDF File, 8 pages, 397 kb)

Kings County Board of Supervisors in response to the Proposed Commission Decision.
Posted January 27, 2012. (PDF File, 5 pages, 172 kb)

CWEA Comments re: Hearing Advisor's Proposed Decision.
Posted January 27, 2012. (PDF File, 2 pages, 41 kb)

Kerncrest Audubon Society response to Order No. 11-0824-8.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 5 pages, 254 kb)

Kerncrest Audubon Society comments on Solar Trust of America's Motion for Order affirming Application of a Jurisdictional Waiver.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 2 pages, 37 kb)

California State Association of Counties' brief Comment letter in support of California State Association of Counties' Brief Opposing Motion for Order affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 15 pages, 893 kb)

Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity's Supplemental Briefing in Opposition to RSPP's Motion for Jurisdictional Waiver Submitted Pursuant to Commission Order No. 11-0824-8.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 12 pages, 352 kb)

County of Imperial's letter in support of California State Association of Counties' Brief Opposing Motion for Order affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 5 pages, 225 kb)

County of Riverside Comment letter in support of California State Association of Counties' Brief Opposing Motion for Order affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 6 pages, 434 kb)

Kings County Community Development Agency in Response to Order Number 11-0824-8.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 6 pages, 188 kb)

County of San Luis Obispo's Comment Letter in Support of California State Association of Counties' Brief Opposing Motion for Order Affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver..
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 6 pages, 303 kb)

Sierra Club Response to Commission Order withdrawing Applicant's Motion Regarding Jurisdiction Waiver.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 17 pages, 455 kb)

Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity Comments to RSPP Motion for Jurisdictional_Waiver.
Dated July 6, 2011. (PDF File, 8 pages, 272 kb)

Intervenor Western Watersheds Project's Response to Applicant's Motion For Order Affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Dated July 6, 2011. (PDF File, 8 pages, 128 kb)

Intervenor Desert Tortoise Council Comments to Solar Trust of America Motion Requesting Jurisdiction Waiver and Revised Scheduling Orders..
Dated July 6, 2011. (PDF File, 7 pages, 463 kb)

Letter from_Solar Alliance Regarding Concerns about Solar Trust of America's Motion for Order.
Dated July 22, 2011. (PDF File, 2 pages, 70 kb)

Kern County Planning and Community Development Department Objection to Motion for Order Affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Dated August 23, 2011. (PDF File, 2 pages, 80.2 kb)

Kern County Planning and Community Development Department Objection to Motion for Order Affirming Application of Jurisdictional Waiver.
Dated July 22, 2011 (PDF File, 2 pages, 70.2 kb)


County of Riverside's Comment Letter to CEC Chair Robert Weisenmiller.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 1 pages, 61 kb)

Comments from Beyond Oil Solar.
Posted October 8, 2011. (PDF File, 1 pages, 74 kb)

Intervenors Center for Biological Diversity's Opposition to the Request for Modification of Suspension of the Ridgecrest Solar Power Project. Posted June 3, 2011. (PDF File, 6 pages, 187 kb)

Intervenors Western Watersheds Project, Desert Tortoise Council, Basin and Range Watch, And Kerncrest Audubon Society Opposition To The Applicant's Request For Modification Of The Revised Scheduling Order For The Ridgecrest Solar Power Project. Posted May 13, 2011. (PDF File, 6 pages, 264 kb)

US EPA Comments on the Staff Assessment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Dated July 12, 2010. Posted August 11, 2010. (PDF File, 12 pages, 688 kb)

California Department of Fish and Game Presentation Regarding Tortoise Habitat. Posted June 30, 2010. (PDF File, 4 pages, 647 kb)

US BLM Response to Kern County Resolution Asserting County Road Rights-of-Way. Dated: August 2003. Posted May 24, 2010. (PDF File, 110 pages, 644 kb)

Kern County Letter Regarding Resolution Asserting County Road Rights-of-Way. Dated: February 2002. Posted May 24, 2010. (PDF File, 5 pages, 132 kb)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Translocation of Desert Tortoise: Plan Development Guidance. Dated: April 15, 2010. Posted May 6, 2010. (PDF File, 4 pages, 52.8 kb)

Kern County Comment on the Staff Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Posted May 3, 2010. (PDF File, 1 pages, 73.2 kb)

Presentation from Alice E. Karl, Ph.D. - Analysis of Population and Species Impacts to the Desert Tortoise, Due to the Siting of this Project inits Current Location. Posted April 7, 2010. (pdf file, 24 pages, 2.88 mb)

Kern County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC) Engineering Evaluation. Posted March 18, 2010. (pdf file, 96 pages, 8 mb)

E-mail from Tom Mulvihill, Indian Wells Valley Water District. Posted March 17, 2010. (pdf file, 2 pages, 16 kb)

U.S. Army corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Determination. Posted March 17, 2010. (pdf file, 13 pages, 728 kb)

Public Adviser's Event Advertising Form. Posted March 17, 2010. (pdf file, 1 page, 100 kb)

Center for Biological Diversity Comments -on the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Solar Millennium Ridgecrest Solar Power Project. Posted January 21, 2010. (pdf file, 29 pages, 992 kb)

California Department of Transportation comment on Ridgecrest AFC. Posted January 21, 2010. (pdf file, 6 pages, 60 kb)

January 14, 2010, Scoping Meeting Presentation. Posted January 19, 2010. (PDF File, 34 pages, 3.38 mb)

Scoping Comments. (See inside for Posted Date, PDF Files)

Public Adviser's Office

(Solar Millennium) Ridgecrest Solar Energy Project (09-AFC-9) - Informational Hearing and Site Visit. Posted: January 7, 2010. (PDF File, 13 pages, 228 kb)

Public Adviser's Office Notice on (Solar Millennium) Ridgecrest Solar Energy Project (09-AFC-9). Dated: December 21, 2009. Posted: January 7, 2010. (PDF File, 1 page, 180 kb)

Public Adviser's Office English Advertisement on (Solar Millennium) Ridgecrest Solar Energy Project (09-AFC-9). Dated: December 21, 2009. Posted: January 7, 2010. (PDF File, 1 page, 64 kb)